QUESTION FOR THE WEEK: The COVID-19 coronavirus is hitting the aviation industry hard, but which of the world’s largest 50 airlines have shrunk their schedule the most in 1Q 2020?

In our weekly series to break up those Monday morning office blues, The Blue Swan Daily tests your knowledge and insight into the aviation and travel industry. This is all just for fun. Who knows? We may occasionally find a prize somewhere around CAPA HQ. This week’s question is detailed below. The answers will be revealed and winners (if there are any correct entries) announced next week alongside our next question.


With the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus showing no signs of slowing, more and more of the world is now being impacted. Some countries are on complete lockdown, some are restricting arrivals by cancelling visitor visas, while others are effectively closing their borders.

Airlines across the globe have been cancelling flights as air demand slumps and major airports are now more akin to storage areas than commercial hubs. In the past couple of days some countries have severely restricted air travel, in some cases effectively shutting down airlines and airports to reduce the spread of the virus.

Our QUESTION OF THE WEEK is… The COVID-19 coronavirus is hitting the aviation industry hard, but which of the world’s largest 50 airlines have shrunk their schedule the most across 1Q 2020?

JOIN IN THE FUN:  Send your answers to: The Blue Swan Daily Content Team


Our previous question asked… Everybody knows that Paris, Milan and London are the fashion capitals of Europe, but according to Holidu, which are the best cities in Europe for the ultimate shopping trip?

Whether we are travelling for business or leisure, you cannot escape a trip to the shops while we are travelling. But, which European city markets offer the best shopping experience for travellers? Holidu, the search engine for holiday rentals, has designed the ideal travel bucket list for every shopaholic, but who makes the top ten shopping list?

We are not sure anybody would have put Zagreb, Turin and Vienna in the podium positions, but that is how Holidu ranked the European cities in last year’s guide. Surprisingly, Rome and Milan only snaked into the bottom positions of the top ten, while London and Paris didn’t even make that list.

Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, is described as a “worthy winner” with its cheaper average accommodation costs likely to have boosted it up the ranking. After Zagreb, Turin and Vienna, the rest of the top ten comprised Naples, Munich, Bucharest, Cologne, Sofia, Rome and Milan.

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